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  Notes                                                                                           Links
  Web Hosting UK - a highly regarded web hosting company. Suitable hosting packages for           http://www.webhosting.uk.com/
  TNs from under £3 per month. Also offers domain registration.
  Easily.co.uk - Web hosting company but not as good as Web Hosting UK (and they are more         http://easily.co.uk/index.php3?exe=domainnames
  expensive for fewer features) but Easily does offer competitively priced domain
  registrations for some top level domains (e.g. .com). However be sure to compare with
  other providers before buying.
  A TN Website built and managed using Wordpress                                                  http://www.talkingnewspaper.org.uk/
  A TN Website built and managed using Drupal                                                     http://www.wa4b.org.uk/talking-newspaper-services-
                                                                                                  warwickshire
  A TN Website built and managed using Joomla                                                     http://hamiltonsound.co.uk
  Free domain registrations (such as www.mytn.tk) for the '.tk' top domain.                       http://www.dot.tk/en/index.html?lang=en
  Free web hosting service providers comparison website                                           http://freehosting1.net/hosting.aspx?ShowAll=True
  A free web hosting provider worth looking at but study the usage restrictions and               http://www.zymic.com/
  conditions carefully. It would cost nothing to try it out however so useful for experimenting
  if nothing else.
  The Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Solution (S3) service. Provides very low cost on         http://aws.amazon.com/s3/
  line storage vault facilities for high volume data. Also very low bandwidth charges.
  Excellent choice for a TN's media archive and streaming sources. Typically should cost well
  under £1 per month.
  SeaMonkey - A free, fully featured, HTML editor and more to create and design your own          http://www.seamonkey-project.org/
  website but requires a degree of knowledge to use efectively. A CMS such as Worpress or
  Joomla is a better choice for most TNs.
  FileZilla - A free, fully featured FTP client.                                                  http://filezilla-project.org/download.php
  XAMPP - A free, fully configured 'Sandbox' for installation on your PC. Turns your PC into      http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
  an Apache Server with MySQL database, a FileZilla FTP server and more. Use this to
  experiment with websites. It will be invisible to the rest of the world while you try things
  out. It is also a useful utility for developing and testing changes to your live site before
  deploying them.
Wordpress - An open source web Content Management System (CMS) which is very quick              http://wordpress.org/
and easy to achieve excellent results. Can be very effectively used with a minimum of skills.
A great starter for anyone new to website implementation.
Drupal - An open source and sophisticated CMS which can be used in building very fine           http://www.drupal.org.uk/
sites but does require a higher degree of skill and knowledge than either Wordpress or
Joomla to use effectively. Could be a good choice if placing development of your website in
the hands of a professional developer because it allows you to ultimately remain
independent of them and so alternative developers can be engaged with no restrictions.
Joomla - Another open source CMS. Joomla is an excellent compromise between the                 http://www.joomla.org/
relatively quick and easy features of Wordpress and the potential sophistications of Drupal.
It is slightly more difficult to get started up with than Wordpress but once the basics are
mastered there is a huge library of extensions which can be quickly implemented which will
meet any TNs needs (guaranteed).
ASTN - If you have any questions about setting up a website or need some help in getting        admin@hamiltonsound.co.uk
started please contact Jim Stewart on 01698 457774
These notes and the PowerPoint presentation they relate to can be viewed or downloaded          ASTN Techy Talk Conference 2011 - Presentations and
from the following links. Please note that the embedded links on page 24 "CMS                   Notes.zip
Comparisons" won't work on your computer as it needs XAMPP installed together with                 http://documents.hamiltonsound.co.uk.s3.amazona
specially configured sample sites. The BWFBF PowerPoint presentation is also listed.               ws.com/techytalk-2011/ASTN Techy Talk Conference
                                                                                                   2011 - Presentations and Notes.zip
                                                                                                ASTN Techy Talk Conference 2011 - Websites for TNs -
                                                                                                Useful Links.pdf
                                                                                                   http://documents.hamiltonsound.co.uk.s3.amazona
                                                                                                   ws.com/techytalk-2011/ASTN Techy Talk Conference
                                                                                                   2011 - Websites for TNs - Useful Links.pdf
                                                                                                ASTN Techy Talk Conference 2011 - Websites for TNs.pptx
                                                                                                   http://documents.hamiltonsound.co.uk.s3.amazona
                                                                                                   ws.com/techytalk-2011/ASTN Techy Talk Conference
                                                                                                   2011 - Websites for TNs.pptx
                                                                                                BWFBF 2011.pptx
                                                                                                   http://documents.hamiltonsound.co.uk.s3.amazona
                                                                                                   ws.com/techytalk-2011/BWFBF 2011.pptx
Jim Stewart

09 April 2011

				
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